Pastels are a fun and spontaneous medium to work with. We will explore traditional and non-traditional methods of working with pastels. In class we will learn about the different types of pastels and papers available to work with. We will explore a variety of effects that can be created with paper stencils and kneaded erasers. After we've created our works of art, we'll learn how to finish, mat and frame our pieces. The class will have teacher directed activities as well as a chance to draw from observation or photographs. Materials will be discussed at the first class.